Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Themepage & sign in

Hello everyone!

I've done a themepage and sign in in my new moly book:

Sign In

Theme: Villans!
Now I'm going to do an entry in it.

How are things standing with your books? Still waiting for it to get delivered? I hope you get to start soon.

So far I haven't gotten a flickrmail from the other people who wanted to join yet, so I haven't been able to invite them to our blog yet. Until they do it's just the four of us here. I've listed us to the right here, do you think that's a good sending order?


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hello :)

Continuing with introductions...

My name is Helen, and I'm currently going to school in New York City, although I'm originally from Dallas,TX. I'm 18 years old (probably the baby of the group!), and in my second year of school at Columbia University. My (intended) majors are Civil Engineering and Architecture, although in the past year I think I've decided to move in a more creative direction. I was extremely interested in art all through middle and high school, but let it fall to the side when my college applications were coming up, and haven't really produced much since. However, I never stopped doodling in the margins of my notes ^__^ I'm really excited to get back into art, and hope I'm not too rusty!

Outside of school and art, I do competitive ballroom dancing. I'm also involved in Hoot Magazine, Columbia's student-run fashion publication.

P.S. You guys also might need to bare with me in terms of getting the hang of flickr/blogger/etc. I'm sosososo bad with technology! Seriously, you should see my grades in computer science right now....

Friday, September 24, 2010

Introductions: Kimberley

Hi Everyone!

I just thought I'd write a short introduction so you all know a bit more about me.

I'm 22 and I live in the UK, and work at Siemens in the Finance Department. I have always been interested in art, and studied the subject back at school, but I never took it any further or into a career, for fear that it would spoil my enjoyment of it.... I have always dreamt of doing something more creative as a job though.

I hadn't even heard of Moleskines before I stepped into Waterstones, our national bookstore chain, where I snapped up my very first soft cover plain notebook to scribble in. As soon as I got home, opened up my first Moly and read the history of the Moleskine, I knew I was onto something... Two months later, I've got about 6 Moleskines - a mix of large, pocket, plain, lined and I can't wait to fill them up and buy more. I thought I'd do a little search on Flickr and see if anyone else thought as highly of their Moleskines as I did of mine, and I was shocked to find so many people did! I find it fascinating to see what other people draw and write in their little black books, as well as people asking questions like "where do you write in yours?" and "what do you use to write in it?", questions I've always wondered but felt too silly to ask!

I've literally just ordered my Japanese book from Amazon, so I'll be ready to rock and roll as soon as it arrives!! :) I'm trying to think of a theme to put into my book at the moment, and found some fantastic ideas on Flickr groups. I've got a while for my Moly to arrive, so will keep thinking until then. Can't wait to put pen to paper, wrap up the book and send it off to the next person, and see what comes back.

Have you all done a Moleskine exchange before? Did you enjoy it? How did you start off your Moleskine book sign pages?

Lots of love,

Kimberley x
kimberley291 on Flickr

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Hello everyone!

Let's start with some introductions shall we?

My name is Eefje, I'm 25 and I live in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I work as an editorial graphic designer and photo editor at the newspaper Metro. (It's an international paper, some of you may know it. I am at the Dutch version.) I love painting and drawing and really hope that this exchange will lead to some interesting colaborations.

For those of you who've never done this before, some guidelines (copy-pasted for convience):

What is the Moleskine Exchange?

Each artist will set off with a small Japanese (accordian) folded Moleskine. Creating a drawing, collage, or painting, then send on to the next artist. Each artist will draw on a spread (around 3 pages) then send it on to the next artist. When the artists book is filled, it will be returned to the owner with images created by artist around the world. Each artist has a month to make an entry. The outcome will be a pleasant and surprising adventure, as artists are encouraged to interact and merge their art with others.

The concept:
1. The artists start with the Japanese fold Moleskine - Name, address, email address written in book.

2. Each artist gets 1 month to make a sketchbook entry, and mail it to the next person. The order is listed to the right.

3. Each artist will do 2-4 pages each round.

4. Artists are encouraged to interact with other images in the book. Please be respectful.

5. When the book is full, when one side of the unfolded book is filled, the book will be sent back to its original owner. That artist may continue by buying a new book and sending it to the next person.

6. If a person decides not to continue, she will simply keep her book when it comes back to her. She should email all of the participants to say she is not going to continue. We will decide, then, if we want to find a new person.

7. Please communicate regularly via email. Let each person know that you have received/sent the book. The goal is to have a dialogue. Any comments and questions are welcome.

You can also chose a theme for your book if you want.
When we're all on the blog we can decide on a sending order.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Starting anew!


I'm going to try to start up a new M0ly_x_74 exchange, since the old one died. So I'm looking for four new member to replace the ones that have bowed out or are m.i.a. (I'll post this in the flickrgroup to see who wants to join.)
I really hope this is going to work this time!